Ina Garten’s Pomegranate Gimlets

What is it about drinking a cocktail in a martini glass that makes us feel so glamorous—like Cary Grant and Grace Kelly? This delicious gimlet was made for me by my friends Rob Marshall and John DeLuca. They updated the classic cocktail with pomegranate juice and of course served it in frozen martini glasses because they really are glamorous. 

Ina Garten's Pomegranate Gimlets

Makes 6 drinks


  • 1½ cups gin, such as Tanqueray
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice, such as Pom Wonderful
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (6 to 8 limes)
  • ½ cup simple syrup (recipe below)
  • Pomegranate seeds, for garnish
  • 6 lime slices, for garnish


  1. Step 1

    At least one hour before serving, place six martini glasses in the freezer.

    Step 2

    Combine the gin, pomegranate juice, lime juice, and simple syrup in a large pitcher. Fill a cocktail shaker half full with ice and add the drink mixture until the shaker is three quarters full. Shake for a full 15 seconds (it’s longer than you think!). Pour the mixture into the frozen martini glasses and garnish with a teaspoon of pomegranate seeds and a slice of lime. Repeat with the remaining drink mixture and serve ice cold.

Note: For simple syrup, combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small pot and heat just until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is clear. Refrigerate until cold.

Recipe courtesy of MODERN COMFORT FOOD: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook. Copyright © 2020 by Ina Garten. Photography by Quentin Bacon. Published by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Penguin Random House.


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